Reports and Documents


Women have made gains in the last decade in New Brunswick. May 1st, International Workers’ Day, is a good time to look at the past decade and evaluate the place of women in the workforce. News release. Research document

Bulding a more equal society 2/26/2018. A progressive electoral platform, our group of organizations and unions want our society to be moreequal for everyone. Progressive electoral platform

20 years of Activism! In 2017, the Common Front celebrated 20 years of its existence. For ths occasion, we produced a document highlighting our major actions. 20 Years Document

Campaign 2000 : Child poverty 6/18/2018. An organization focusing on ending child poverty, Campaign 2000 has released a document revealing the magnitude of child poverty. Child Poverty Report

Fight for $15+ Justice. Our proposals to change on minimum wage. Information document 

An economic reality : Living on minimum wage. Economic realities document

Employment standards changes propositions. Proposals


Annual overview of the Gallant government on it's reduction of poverty 12/23/2017. Overview of the Gallant government's efforts to reduce poverty. Has this government succeeded in reducing poverty? Summary  Overview

Living with a disability in extreme poverty in New-Brunswick by Julie Gaudet 12/1/2017. Study made by Julie Gaudet on living with a disability all while also living in poverty. Study

The plasma file 7/31/2017. Here is a document explaining the problems surrounding the opening of the for-profit plasma collection clinic in Moncton. Document




Provincial Forum- A new government, a new direction? The NB Common Front for Social Justice Inc. is organizing a Provincial Forum: Poverty: A new government, a new direction? The forum is Friday October 17, 2014, International Day for the Elimination of Poverty. Poster. Registration Form.

Social Justice, let's celebrate!
 February 20, the United Nations World Day for social Justice invites us all to reflect on our responsability to promote social justice. A number of organizations in Moncton are organizing an activity. Poster. Text. PowerPoint.

Documents from International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, October 17

Provincial Forum : Roads out of Poverty - October 17 2013. Details.

Moncton March on October 17, 2011 - Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, 2010 - Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, 2009 - Program of activities and Poster.

Moncton March of Hope Program - March of Hope and Other Events

"STAND UP" Pledge

December 10, A day to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Humand Rights! The NB Common Front is organizing events to highlight two articles in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights that deals with unemploymen t- Read the poster. Miramichi Poster.

Celebrate the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights - December 10, 2010.

Celebration of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsActivity in Moncton: Food as a Basic Human Right (article 25 of the Declaration). The Common Front has served fricot to people in front of Moncton City Hall. Photo of the Organizing Commitee (Left to right: Jackie Kerouac, Christine Chiasson, Krista Davis, Auréa Cormier.) - December 10, 2010

Breakfast - Poverty and Human Rights - December 10, 2009

Second Annual Art Exhibit - May 31st to June 4th, 2010. Download the Catalogue. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Annual General Meetings

AGM 2017

20 yers of Struggles for Social Justice. The Common Front for Social Justice's Annual General Meeting will take place Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the St George's Anglican Church, 51 Church Street, in Moncton.

AGM 2016

Our AGM will be taking place in Miramichi, NB on May 28th.

See poster for details click here

For more details please read: INVITATION

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For details about the day : AGENDA

AGM 2015

Annual General Meeting- Theme: Working Poor. We all know that there are thousands of workers who have jobs but can’t make ends meet. This needs to change. We will address the issue of the minimum wage and minimum standards, the Pay Day Loan industry and the organizations who are opposing any changes in the workplace to help these workers. Invitation LetterAgendaRegistration Form.

AGM 2014

The Common Front The NB Common Front for Social Justice will hold its Annual General Meeting, Saturday June 7 2014. The theme: Make Poverty an Election Issue. Invitation letter.  AgendaRegistration From.

AGM 2013

Analysis of the Poverty Reduction Plan. Power Point. Common Front 2012-2013 activities.Magazine. A great year to be rich. Read the text.
CFSJ Annual General Meeting - June 1, 2013 in Moncton: letter of invitation | agenda | registration form 

AGM 2012

CFSJ Annual General Meeting - May 26, 2012 in Saint John: letter of invitation | agenda | registration form 
An up-date on the poverty reduction plan (presentation)  - May 26 2012, in Saint John, by Auréa Cormier

AGM 2011

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4

AGM 2010

NB Poverty Reduction Plan: Updates and Developments
- Jean-Claude Basque and Auréa Cormier, June 2010.

AGM 2009

The Economic Crisis and the Provincial Budget: How New Brunswick Citizens are Affected - Presentation 
Poverty Reduction Plans - Presentation 

AGM 2007

Newfoundland and Labrador's plan to reduce poverty

Annual Reviews

Still a long way to go! Poverty Reduction, the Common Front for Social Justice Annual Review of the David Alward's government. Document. 

2012 Annual Review of the David Alward's government on Poverty. Read the Summary. Read the whole report.

Our actions in 2012-2013. If you want to know what the NB Common Front for Social Justice has been doing, read the Magazine.

Common Front for Social Justice-Report for January 2011 to March 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Reality of Poverty in 2010 : news release and analysis.
Important: Please note that in section 4 of the Analysis (People with disability), there is an error. The Disability Supplement is given for the upcoming year and not for the past year as we had stated. In effect, people with disability did not lose any money in 2010. We apologize for our mistake.

After Four Years in Power - The Graham government's decisions and their impacts on citizens, August 2010: backgrounder and pamphlet

Annual Report  - Our actions in 2009-2010, FCJS.

Briefs and Research

All Aboard! Single passengers living on the Social Assistance (SA) train in New Brunswick.  Document

Living in poverty in NB: NOT EASY!. Report, September 2018. Document.

Proposals to help reduce poverty for citizens on Social Assistance. Information document 2018.

Modifications to Social Assistance Policies. (2018). userfiles/file/Modifications%20to%20Policies%20(5)Final.pdf

Proposals for new Minimum Standards for Workers. Workers in the province need a higher minimum wage and better benefits. The NB Common front for social justice has made some concrete proposals to the provicnial government. Read the brief.

Seniors Will Pay More. A number of pharmacies were giving rebates on the drug co-payment to seniors who are under the NB Prescription Drug Program-Seniors (Plan A). We have just found out that since yesterday, October 1, 2014, NB pharmacies will stop giving out this rebate. Read the Memorandum of Understanding.

New Brunswick Drug Plan-Who Should Pay?
Proposal submitted to the Minister of Health by the NB Common Front for Social Justice Inc. July 31, 2014.

We need a public conversation on the new Drug Plan.
 The province has a new Drug Plan for citizens who don't have one. The problem: it will cost to much. This year, the plan is voluntary, but next April 2015, it will be mandatory. We need changes to the plan before it is fully implemented. 

The New Brunswick minimum wage should be $10.30 an hour in 2014.
 Rod Hill, Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick, prepared a report on the Minimum Wage in New Brunswick for the Common Front for Social Justice. May 9, 2014.

Women and Poverty.
 International Women's Day. Working women, those on social assistance and on pensions, represent some of the faces describing the feminization of poverty in New Brunswick. Women are overrepresented among the close to one in seven citizens that struggle daily with poverty in this province. SummaryMarch 5, 2014.

Employment Insurance - Impacts of cuts.
 The NB Common Front for Social Justice has submitted a brief to the the Atlantic Premiers' Council Panel on impacts of changes to Employment Insurance. February 5, 2014.

Proposal for 2014-2015 Provincial Budget.
The New Brunswick Common Front for Social Justice has made some concrete proposals for the upcoming Provincial Budget. 

Food Prices 2013 : Limited revenue? If yes, where to shop? The NB Common Front for Social Justice has investegated for your. Report in B&W.

New Brunswick's Public Health Care: At the Crossroads. Where does the money comes from?
  A Power Point presentation by Micheal McBane, National Coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition. 

Our Public Health Care System- What's our government proposals? A Power Point presentation by Nancy Arseneau, 2nd VP of the NB Nurses' Union. November 25, 2013.  

NB Drug Plan, Who should Pay? Brief on the new Drug Plan and the NB common Front for social Justice proposal. Read the document.

Executive Summary. Brief presented to the Committee studying changes to the Legislation to the Workers' Compensation- September 2013.

E.I.- Answer to Diane Finley. Employment Insurance. Diane Finley wants to set the record strait; we have answered her. March 3, 2013.

More Revenue to provide better service
. Brief presented to the minister of Finances, Blaine Higgs, for the 2013-2014 Provincial Budget.

Employment Insurance- Brief presented to David Alward explaining the impacts on workers of the Federal Government changes to E.I. Janyary 7, 2013.

Request to raise the wage exemption of social assistance recipients
. Proposition presented from the Common Front for Social Justice Inc to Honourable Madeleine Dubé, Minister of Social Development – November 8, 2012

Proposed modifications regarding social assistance policies - Brief to the minister of Social Development and the Committee on Social Assistance Reform, May 25, 2011.

Reading Between the Lines - Analysis of the New Brunswick Poverty Plan, December 2010.

Food Banks and Soup Kitchens : An Overview - report prepared in response to the questionnaire addressed to food bank and soup kitchen clients, March 2010.

The role of the federal government in reducing poverty in Canada : the vision of New Brunswick - Presentation made before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons Disabilities, presently studying the Federal contribution to reducing poverty in Canada, May 12, 2009

Presentation to the Members of the Special Committee on New Brunswick's Tax System, Linda McCaustlin, July 7, 2008

The Establishment of a Working Group to Arrive at a Poverty Reduction Strategy for New Brunswick, Presentation made to Honourable Mary Schryer, Minister of Social Development, June 17, 2008

Presentation to the Provincial Government Special Committee on Wellness, by Linda McCaustlin, February, 19, 2008

A BUDGET GEARED TOWARDS REDUCING POVERTY, Presentation made to Honourable Victor Boudreau, Minister of Finance, January 28, 2008

Position of the CFSJ on the Household Income Policy Presented to Minister Carmel Robichaud, September 19, 2007

Cost for Heating and Emergency Fuel Policy Presented to Minister Carmel Robichaud, September 19, 2007

Social assistance raise urgently needed Presentation September 19, 2007

Research on the Crown Corporation Invest NB - NB Common Front for Social Justice- October 2012

The Alward Government's first year: a snapshot
- The Signal, CUPE NB.

In Focus: Cost of Poverty in New Brunswick
- Report of the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives.

2010 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada: 1989-2010 - read the full report here.

Equal Opportunities Program under attack - commentary by Ysabel Provencher, PhD, Université Laval.

New Brunswick's Energy Challenge, Presentation by Kurt Peacock 

Municipal Elections 2008 - Moncton: Present and Future : Sectors of Plenty and Sectors of PovertyPresent and Future Challenges for Our City

Summits on Poverty

Provincial Forum - Roads out of Poverty
- October 17, 2013.
Moncton Lions Community Center, 473 St. George St. Moncton, NB. Poster
Registration Form.

4th Summit on Poverty: An Economy for Everyone!

Summit in Bathurst, October 17, 2012 :Read the leaflet.
Summit in Moncton, October 20, 2012: Read the leaflet.

Summit on Poverty fact sheets - The increasing poverty in New Brunswick since 2008 Economic Crisis. 50% of New Brusnwickers are poor. InvestNB. "Investing" in Social Assistance. Women in the Economy. Economic Crisis and Jobs. Urban-Rural Social Assistance. Economic Crisis and Purchasing Power. Food Banks. Fiscal justice.

3rd Summit on Poverty
: Poverty, a violation of Human Rights. October 15-16, 2010. 

Report on the 3rd Summit on Poverty

Inequality in Canada (and NB) - A Brief History, Why it Matters, and What WE can Do - Rob Moir, economist at UNBSJ [ PDF | PPT ]

2nd Summit on poverty: Justice Before Charity
- October 17-18, 2008.

Summit report
Food crisis, root causes and solutions, Presentation by Auréa Cormier, October 17, 2008

1st Summit on poverty: Moving out of Poverty -
 October, 2006.

Summit Report

Proposals for new Minimum Standards

Proposals for new Minimum Standards. The provincial government is proposing to change some Minimum Standards. They are not going far enough. The NB Common Front for Social Justice is proposing changes that would be a lot better to protect workers. Read the document.

Basic Income: A Mirage or a Reality?

Basic Income: A Mirage or a Reality?  In the light of this fact, citizens, community organizations, politicians, and even business people are starting to explore the idea of a guaranteed annual income (usually called a basic income) as a tool for reducing poverty. Read the text.

Contact Us

NB Common Front for Social Justice Inc.
236 St. George Street, Suite 412, Moncton, NB, E1C 1W1
Phone: (506) 855-8977